IDW announces a second LCSD item! Optimus Prime: First Strike #1 Local Comic Shop Day Variant

Optimus Prime: First Strike #1 Local Comic Shop Day Variant

John Barber (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Paolo Villanelli (c)

With Cybertron under siege by Baron Ironblood’s forces, Optimus Prime and Arcee defend their homeland! Caught in the middle is the human/Transformer team known as the Revolutionaries—and one of them has a secret that puts everyone at risk!

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Limited to 1,000

Retailers, you have until September 18th, 2017 to register at www.comicspro.org/lcsd2017.

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Local Comic Shop Day Retailer Registration Open

Retailer registration is now open for Local Comic Shop Day® participation, as announced by ComicsPRO, the comics specialty trade association. The event is scheduled for Saturday November 18, 2017, with retailers strongly advised to register now to be eligible to order all LCSD items. 



Retailers can register their stores’ participation at www.comicspro.org/lcsd2017.

The registration deadline is September 18th, but early registration is highly encouraged. Limited edition items are distributed in an equitable manner to all fully registered retailers, but early registration gives retailers priority for the allocation of any available extras.Local Comic Shop Day® gives participating retailers the benefit of being able to order a selection of LIMITED and/or UNIQUE comics, graphic novels, and other exclusive collectibles for the event.

Participating LCSD retailers also get:

  • Online access to advertising materials
  • Ability to order special LCSD event printed bags from supplier American Retail Supply
  • Facebook advertising targeting comics and pop culture lovers in their shop’s zip code
  • Direct access to artist/author conference calls that ComicsPRO holds throughout the year.

Local Comic Shop Day® is an event spotlighting locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique and vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture. The 3rd annual LCSD is November 18th – the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Local Comic Shop Day® also showcases the SHOP LOCAL movement. Studies have shown that when consumers buy from locally owned retailers, rather than nationally owned firms or online retailers, revenue stays local to help with schools, first responders and other community services.

“Local Comic Shop Day® as an opportunity to do more than merely selling limited and exclusive items… but it is that, too. LCSD creates a platform for comic shop owners to show their local community the unique and attractive features of their local comic shop,” said Peter Dolan, President of ComicsPRO. “LCSD is a great opportunity to schedule signings, sales, raffles, cosplay, and tournaments. Local Comic Shop Day® is designed to be every local comic book store’s pre-Holiday open house.”

Local Comic Shop Day® is open to all qualified local comic shops. A Local Comic Shop is defined as a brick and mortar business selling a substantial amount and/or percentage of comics and graphic novels. Qualifying comic specialty shops must be locally owned, not be publicly traded, and not have more than 35 storefronts.

The licensing fee to participate in Local Comic Shop Day is $29 for single storefronts and $49 for multi-store operations. This fee helps to fund the production of the event including promotion, marketing, web design, and auditing.

The first exclusive Local Comic Shop Day® items to be announced are:

  • Valiant Entertainment’s Secret Weapons Deluxe Edition Hardcover. This oversized hardcover collects Valiant’s sold-out, critically acclaimed series and will not be available for sale anywhere else. This hardcover arrives weeks before the Secret Weapons TPB arrives in stores in December.
    http://localcomicshopday.com/secret-weapons-deluxe-edition…/

 

  • Titan’s Robotech LCSD Kerschl Super-Pack. This item exclusively features Robotech issues #1-4 with all the covers by artist Karl Kerschl, plus a very limited virgin Kerschl variant cover. This item is limited to 700 Super-Packs available worldwide on LCSD. This item has a suggested retailer price of $20. http://localcomicshopday.com/2359-2/

 

  • IDW’s Star Wars Adventures #1. IDW is offering Star Wars Adventures #1.   This LIMITED edition comic has a 5,000 unit print run

http://localcomicshopday.com/idw-lcsd-2017-offering-star-wars-adventures-1/

More LCSD exclusive items are to be announced soon.

Retailers, register now at www.comicspro.org/lcsd2017

 

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IDW LCSD 2017 OFFERING: Star Wars Adventures #1

 

 

For LCSD 2017, IDW is offering Star Wars Adventures #1.   This LIMITED edition comic has a 5,000 unit print run and may be ALLOCATED.

Star Wars Adventures #1
Jim Zub, John Layman (w) • Derek Charm, Eric Jones (a) • Chris Samnee (cover art)
Introducing an exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics! Each issue in this monthly series will feature two stories, starring your favorite Star Wars characters from all the films! This debut issue will reveal Rey’s early adventures on Jakku as well as a comical tale of clone catastrophe!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Retailers, you have until September 18th, 2017 to register at www.comicspro.org/lcsd2017

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SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE EDITION OVERSIZED HC

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it will be supporting Local Comic Shop Day® 2017 on November 18th, 2017 with a special, limited-edition release of the SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE EDITION OVERSIZED HC – the first oversized hardcover collection of the year’s best-selling independent limited series from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martin (NINJAK) – to participating retailers!

Collecting SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 with a cover by multiple Eisner Award nominee David Mack (Fight Club 2) and exclusive to Local Comic Shop Day 2017, this oversized hardcover collection of Valiant’s sold-out, critically acclaimed series will not be available for sale anywhere else, and arrives weeks before the SECRET WEAPONS TPB arrives in stores on December 13th.  Find out why Valiant has become the most critically acclaimed publisher in comics today with this can’t-miss presentation of the year’s most celebrated new series:

 

“*****… SECRET WEAPONS [is] like nothing else on the stands right now… A tremendous highlight for Valiant, and should not be missed.” – Newsarama

“*****… A multi-layered story that will stand among the best of the year… It’s absolutely fantastic.” – Graphic Policy

“*****… Dazzling and unique… This is in the running for the best book that Valiant has ever published – no small feat for a publisher that consistently puts out some of the best-reviewed comics in the industry.” – Comics The Gathering

“*****… Downright genius at times… This is high-quality comics, with art and story coming together beautifully.” –AiPT!

“*****… A charming and exciting superhero comic… SECRET WEAPONS doesn’t sacrifice character development for great action.” – Spartantown

The SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE OVERSIZED HC will feature a beautifully presented, deluxe repackaging of the critically lauded series, and feature more than 20 pages of bonus material including character designs, process art, and more that won’t be found anywhere else! Eric Heisserer – the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and Valiant’s upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films – joins forces with Harvey Award-nominated visionary Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) here for an all-new Valiant adventure… launching Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes into the fight of their lives!

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

“Comic shops are the heart and soul of the comics industry and play a very crucial role to its continued growth. That’s why we’re proud to continue supporting Local Comic Shop Day’s mission of supporting the brick and mortar storefronts that bring comics to fans nationwide,” said Valiant’s Director of Sales, Atom! Freeman. “Our offering for Local Comic Shop Day 2017 might also be our most ambitious yet with the SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE OVERSIZED HC – a shelf-worthy collection to one of our most successful series to date and one that won’t be available anywhere else. In making this highly collectible item exclusive only to Local Comic Shop Day, it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the hundreds of retailers who continue to support this industry week after week, Wednesday after Wednesday.”

Local Comic Shop Day® shines a bright spotlight on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. This year, Local Comic Shop Day® will be Saturday, November 18th, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

On Local Comic Shop Day®, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day® is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.

ComicsPRO – the trade organization of comic book specialty stores and the organizer of Local Comic Shop Day®, invites all brick and mortar comic book specialty stores to be part of Local Comic Shop Day®. To register, please visit www.comicspro.org/lcsdstore2017

For additional information, please contact ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo at marco@comicspro.org.

About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantEntertainment.com.

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Saturday, November 18th is Local Comic Shop Day®

*** RETAILER REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 18TH.  PLEASE REGISTER NOW!  ***
www.comicspro.org/lcsd2017

On November 18th, Please visit a participating #LCSD2017 retailer to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day®.    Lots of Unique and Limited Edition Items on Sale!

A full list of participating stores and items offered will be released in late September, 2017.

Local Comic Shop Day® celebrates locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, showcasing their unique and vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture.

Each participating store is celebrating Local Comic Shop Day® differently. So please verify with the store what their plans are.

And try to visit several stores in the area!  

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Robotech LCSD Kerschl Super-Pack first item announced for 2017 LCSD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Marco Davanzo
ComicsPRO
(949) 387-9599
marco@comicspro.org

ROBOTECH EXCLUSIVE  LAUNCHES PUBLISHER ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY®
November 18th Event to offer Exclusive & Limited Items

(July 11th, 2017) – Local Comic Shop Day®, the day that celebrates the independent spirit of local comic book shops, returns for its third annual event on Saturday, November 18th. Participating Local Comic Shop Day® stores will have exclusive and limited items, including the Robotech LCSD Kerschl Super-Pack from Titan comics.

Robotech, Harmony Gold’s cult ’80s television series, returns for all new adventures by award-winning writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land, Northlanders) and artist Marco Turini. The Robotech LCSD Kerschl Super-Pack exclusive features issues #1-4 with all covers by artist Karl Kersch along with a very limited virgin Kerschl variant cover, with a limit of 700 Super-Packs available worldwide on LCSD. This item has a suggested retailer price of $20.

“We’re thrilled to have Titan Comics as the first publisher to announce their LCSD exclusive this year,” said ComicsPRO president Peter Dolan. “Titan delivers great comics and continues to be a good friend to the comics retail community. Look for more LCSD announcements next week during San Diego Comic-Con.”

Local Comic Shop Day® calls attention to the community aspect of local comic book shops. “For so many, the local comic shop has become a part of their family. Local Comic Shop Day® is a chance to celebrate this community dynamic,” said Marco Davanzo, executive director of ComicsPRO. “From engaging events like children’s art contests, artist signings, cosplay photo opps, comic book clubs and the weekly release of new comics all year ’round, your local comic shop is where pop culture begins in your local community.”

Local Comic Shop Day® also highlights the SHOP LOCAL movement. Recent research shows that when consumers buy their products from locally owned retailers, rather than nationally owned firms or online retailers, more money stays in the community. This strengthens local community and keeps money in the local area.

Exclusive items offered during Local Comic Shop Day® will include unique editions of key new releases, exclusive hardcover versions of fan-favorite collections, collectible statues and toys. Please note: some LCSD items will be available in extremely limited quantities.

 For more about Local Comic Shop Day®, please visit www.localcomicshopday.com. Comics retailers are invited to register for Local Comic Shop Day beginning August 1, 2017.

ABOUT LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY®— Local Comic Shop Day® is directed and implemented by ComicsPRO retailers to put the focus on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores— the fire-starters of Pop Culture!

ABOUT ComicsPRO— ComicsPRO is the comics’ industry trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers. The goals of ComicsPRO are to help direct market retailers speak with a single, strong voice on important industry issues, to provide educational and mentoring opportunities to current and future retailers, and to offer opportunities for retailers to reduce fixed costs. For more information about ComicsPRO, please visit www.comicspro.org.

Retailers, you have until September 18th, 2017 to register at www.comicspro.org/lcsd2017

 

 

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Saturday, November 19th is LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY®

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On November 19th, Please visit a participating #LCSD2016 retailer to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day®.    Lots of Unique and Limited Edition Items on Sale!

http://localcomicshopday.com/participating-stores/

Local Comic Shop Day® celebrates locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, showcasing their unique and vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture.

Each participating store is celebrating Local Comic Shop Day® differently. So please verify with the store what their plans are.

And try to visit several stores in the area! There are 28 different items being released for Local Comic Shop Day® and the selection at each store may be different.

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Coming Nov. 19th! Item 28: LCSD 2016 LYING CAT STATUE

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EXTREMELY LIMITED

Image Comics.
From the pages of SAGA comes the latest exclusive for Local Comic Shop Day, a limited edition Black and White version of the Lying Cat statue. This limited edition 8″ resin statue is hand numbered.

On sale November 19th at participating Local Comic Shop Day® retailers!

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Coming Nov. 19th! Item 27:LCSD 2016 INVADER ZIM #0

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Oni Press. (W) Jhonen Vasquez & Various (A) Aaron Alexovich & Various (CA) Hilary Thompson.
Were you aware that Truthshrieker, the website oft-visited by Dib in the middle of the night, has a publication? Printed on paper? Paper from dead trees? Ghost trees? There might even be an article about ghost trees in here! Printed on ghost trees! Okay, there’s not, but you will get such thrilling articles as: “Screamin’ Goat Snake Menace!!” and “Is This Bee Haunted?” as well as “I Know There Are Aliens Hidden In This Mall Because I Looked For Them and Didn’t Find Any Therefore They Are Hidden!”

On sale November 19th at participating Local Comic Shop Day® retailers!

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Coming Nov. 19th! Item 26: LCSD 2016 WARHAMMER 40000 WILL OF IRON #1 (OF 4)

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TITAN COMICS
(W) George Mann (A) Tazio Bettin (CA) Pasquale Qualano
After a thousand years of warp storms, the Calaphrax Cluster has re-opened to the universe, and Baltus and his fellow Dark Angel Space Marines join a strike force sent to explore and secure the region, in search of forgotten artefacts and ancient technology! But the forces of Chaos are never far away… and a shameful Dark Angels secret from the Horus Heresy soon leads to a new front in the war!

 On sale November 19th at participating Local Comic Shop Day® retailers!
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